General network error between windows 2000 and sqlexpress 2008

Posted on 2011-04-27
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have recently upgraded from SQLEXPRESS 2000 to 2008.  This windows 2k box can connect to the old server without any issues.  I have flussed the DNS, setup WINS on the new server, purged WINS and tried to reconfigure OBDC connection as well, but get the same error.  I am able to ping the server without any packet loss.  I have 4 other machines that work just fine with the new server.

Connecting to SQL Server with ConnectionString:  Provider=SQLOLEDB;server=\SQLEXPRESS,1433;database=WINMED
[DBMSSOCN]General network error. Check your network documentation., Microsoft OLE DB Provider for SQL Server
Question by:nexsyis
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    How did you know that would fix the issue?  Could you tell me where i could read up more on what that actually did to fix the problem?
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    Experience bro, this issue happened to me several times, and tried many things. and MDAC worked with me so i suggested it for you.

    but usually what i do, isi  take the error message and search for it in google or well know developers sites like and read posts and discussion.

    thats how you learn.. good luck


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